Archive for the 'Snippet' Category


Monday, January 18th, 2010

I’ve been remiss and haven’t been posting snippets. Not because there’s a lack of snippet material, but more of a lack of producing. I complain enough that this book is moving slow — at about the slow ooze of snail slime — but I like what’s coming out.

So… snippet!


First snippet of the year

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I have a cold. The cold generates a lot of snot. The snot requires medication to break up and dissipate. The medication doesn’t work. It makes me loopy, though.

How loopy?

Loopy enough to find this snippet funny… and I’m not sure if it really is funny. You be the judge…


Another snippet

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

It’ll probably the last snippet for 2009 (unless I come up with a good one between now and New Year’s Eve), so I hope it gives people the same chuckle I get whenever I re-read this bit.


Fight Scene

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Every once in a while I think of something that I should post something to the blog, but by the time I get home, walk the dogs, make dinner, pound out my (hopefully) 1000 words, I forgot what I was going to post about.

I think I’ll do a year round up before the end of 2009, though, because it’s been a pretty busy year with lots of ups and downs.

But in the meantime, I’ll appease those who are snippet-hungry (I’m looking at you, S.) by posting a little bit of the fight scene I’m struggling through…



Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Been a while since the last post, so here’s what I’ve been doing since then:

  1. Biting my nails, as I’ll be biting my nails for a couple of months while I wait to hear back about The BookTM;
  2. Painting the basement, with only the bedroom and the corridor to take care of;
  3. Finishing the book that I was reading, the one that I had problems with, that I struggled to finish because there were even more problems with it toward the end;
  4. Working, as I tend to do at the day job, trying to catch up on the analytical requests that had to be put aside while I completed a rather large project;
  5. Critiquing a manuscript for a friend, and I’ll point you toward it when it hits the shelves (hopefully in the near future, because it’s a really good read);
  6. Plotting out Biohazards, which now has an actual title rather than a working title, and I’m rather pleased with myself about it;
  7. Writing twelve pages worth of an idea just so that I could get it out of my system, since it’s not what I want to be working on right now.

Now that my break time is (almost) at an end, I’m reviewing what I’d written so far for Biohazards (and, yes, editing as I go, because I can’t help it) to refresh my memory. Starting Monday, I’ll start working on it again at a rate of 1000 words per day. As much as I’d love to see it done by Christmas, I’m giving myself until the end of January to complete.

For now, I’ll give up a snippet…